Michael Bloomberg’s transformation from the un-politician to icon of urban government is the subject of an April 22 panel discussion featuring the Times' Joyce Purnick (who is writing a book about him) and Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice, among other journalists.
An email from the organizers previewing the event asks, Read More
Democratic Senator John Sampson said the shape of the senate districts on Long Island will “change substantially” and predicted “there will be an African-American elected to the State Senate on Long Island.”
“So there’s going to be substantial change when it comes to redistricting,” Sampson said, speaking on 1600 WWRL with Read More
Kevin Powell gathered reporters at Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn this morning to respond to what he called unfair reminders of his admittedly violent past in recent columns by Daily News columnist Errol Louis.
Powell, who is running for Congress against Representative Ed Towns of Brooklyn and has admitted to and apologized for past Read More
It’s not an easy thing to do in electoral politics, but Kevin Powell, who would like to unseat Representative Ed Towns of Brooklyn, is trying, once again, to make a break with his violent past, which includes numerous incidents of physical violence against women.
Tomorrow Powell is hosting a breakfast, billed as a "media Read More
Assemblyman Dov Hikind just emailed me a statement in response to an earlier statement from gay rights activist Alan Van Capelle slamming him for opposing same-sex marriage.
Capelle, responding to a column in the Daily News by Errol Louis, said, “I guess Errol Louis doesn't mind standing with Dov Hikind, and I Read More
One of the more exciting conversational themes in Albany today is Errol Louis' column in the Daily News about gay marriage. In it, he writes that the effort to legalize gay marriage, which passed the state Assembly this week, has provided a template for efforts around the country to legalize polygamy and Read More
Errol Louis has more on the residency problems facing newly elected City Councilman Mathieu Eugene, whose swearing-in ceremony was just postponed. because he lives outside the district.
[UPDATE: Eugene's campaign manager called to say that neither newly elected Council member was sworn in today because the outcomes were not certified by the city's Read More
Coverage of yesterday’s remarkable exchange between the Clinton and Obama campaigns is here and here.
Hillary may lose the black vote, according to Errol Louis.
Eliot Spitzer has a budget fight on his hands with 1199 SEIU and the Greater New York Hospital Association.
Spitzer may Read More
New York may get earlier presidential primaries.
Eliot Spitzer wants Sheldon Silver to disclose how much money he makes from his second job at a private law firm.
Spitzer won’t be helping out donor Richard Fields anytime soon, according to an aide.
Errol Louis sees a problem with the Read More
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Mike Bloomberg: “He’s my soul mate. He’s the man.”
Errol Louis thinks the mayor needs to “dream bigger, talk louder and invest more political capital” if he wants to solve the city’s poverty problem.
The Times looks at whether John Faso left the legislature and then Read More